Heal Prostate Cancer Naturally - Anti-Cancer Foods
by Kay Hutchinson
support to the body to recover from surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Turnips

This remarkable yet common healing food has an impact on all 12 meridians (energy
pathways in the body) to help us move out pathogens and detoxify the body.

Turnips in the diet can provide support to people who are going through
chemotherapy or radiation therapies or for those who need to detoxify stress
chemicals that form as we respond to everyday life.

In Asian countries, soups are made of turnip, carrots and cabbage to help strengthen
the immunity system and heal from viruses, bacterial infections and other pathogens.
A cup or two of this type of soup 4-7 times a week, can strengthen the internal
organs and promote a vibrant flow of energy throughout the body. When our energy
flows smoothly and without obstructions, disease cannot exist.

You can make this soup easily by using a base of 4 cups of organic chicken broth
(low sodium or organic vegetable broth), 3 large turnips diced, 3 large carrots diced,
and 1/2 cup of white cabbage. Add in 1-2 tsp of toasted garlic, 1 small purple onion,
2 tsp of fennel seed, and 2 stalks of finely chopped organic celery for flavor.

Bring to boil, then simmer for one hour.

Lycopene Rich Foods

Lycopene is similar to beta carotene, a powerful anti-oxidant that helps to prevent
cancer. Lycopene occurs naturally in the prostate and declines with age. However,
we can help to support healthy levels of lycopene through diet.

Foods rich in lycopene include red vegetables and fruit, especially cooked or
processed tomatoes. Other foods include pink grapefruit (check for interactions with
certain cancer and other medications), watermelons, apricots, and pink guava.

However, before you rush out to buy lycopene supplements, you should also be
aware that the efficacy of supplements of lycopene and high consumption of
lycopene rich foods has been questioned by the FDA after examining data from 107
observational studies and 23 studies that included blood analysis.

The FDA stated that consuming lycopene supplements or high amounts of lycopene
rich foods does not have a significant impact on prostate health and cancer. The
FDA's position on this issue was reported in the Journal of Cancer Institute (July 10,
2007) issue.

Yet, anecdotal clinical evidence exists of clients improving their PSA levels (levels that
indicate the health of the prostate) by adding lycopene rich foods to their diets.

From a Chinese nutritional perspective, lycopene and other anti-oxidants are not
magic bullets. Instead, it is thought that the presence of anti-oxidants such as
lycopene, in combination with other nutritional and energetic properties of foods, can
be a powerful tool in helping the body to detoxify and protect against cancer. This is
why it is important to take a balanced approach and integrate a wide variety of foods
in the diet.

Similarly, the American Cancer Society advocates a diet comprised of a wide variety
of foods as opposed to being excessive with any one food or taking high levels of
anti-oxidant supplements.

Pumpkin Seeds

This simple food appears to diminish the triggering of prostate cell multiplication by
testosterone and DHT (dihydrotestosterone-a conversion product of testosterone).
As a result, pumpkin seeds may help to prevent enlargement of the prostate gland.

Pumpkin seeds help to create healthier cholesterol levels, and protect bones by
providing a source of zinc (low levels are associated with more hip fractures and
osteoporosis) .

Sprinkle raw pumpkin seeds over salads, into soups and over other favorite foods.
For added flavor, you might wish to toast the seeds but the nutritional value is higher
when eaten raw.

Organic Chicken

In the Chinese nutritional system, chicken helps to strengthen the internal organs of
the kidneys, said to rule our reproductive organs on an energy level. Organic chicken
is free of hormones, antibiotics and pesticides, and helps to detoxify the body.
Chicken is also a lean source of protein.

Include other lean organic meats and fresh produce to further reduce toxins in the
diet.

Affordable sources of organic produce and some meats are available at local farmer's
markets. Also, you may wish to join a community garden to obtain the freshest
sources economically and help others partake of organic foods.

Drink Healing Beverages

Decaf green tea, chrysanthemum tea, barley tea, red clover, and saw palmetto tea:
All of these natural teas are rich in anti-oxidants and have detoxifying properties.

Chrysanthemum has a cooling, detoxifying effect. When combined with a small
amount of decaf green tea, cinnamon and ginger, chrysanthemum can help quell
nausea from chemotherapy and radiation therapies.

Trained Chinese herbalists often combine chrysanthemum with other herbs to create
a decoction or tea that helps to heal prostate cancer.

Foods to Avoid

Decrease the level of sugar, caffeine, and fat in your diet, particularly trans-fatty
acids. Read labels. When you see the word" hydrogenated," that is a clue that
trans-fatty acids are present. All of these foods create excessive heat in the body on
an energy level. Since the energy of cancer is hot, if we diminish foods that feed
heat, we can also protect our bodies against cancer.

Similarly, chemotherapy and radiation are also hot in nature. By reducing hot natured
foods in our diet, we can empower ourselves to minimize the side effects of these
types of treatments and detoxify the body.

Eliminate sugar substitutes such as sucralose (Splenda) and aspartame
(Nutrasweet). Although many studies have produced data which suggest that these
sugar substitute sweeteners are safe for regular human consumption, these products
do not contain properties that heal the internal organs.

Also eliminate sweeteners which contain saccharin, which studies have found is
associated with certain health risks such as birth defects and cancer.

Stevia is an all natural sweetener that is appropriate for diabetics or others who are
trying to eliminate sugar. Stevia Rebaudiana is an herb in the chrysanthemum family
which provides natural sweetness without raising glucose levels in diabetics, and
contains properties which are said to help balance high blood pressure, help balance
the pancreas, and reduce stomach acidity.

Please note that information in this article is for educational purposes only and is not
intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. Please consult with your
medical physician before implementing any new dietary changes when recovering
from prostate health challenges.


About The Author

Kay Hutchinson, CAMQ,CAMT is a practitioner of Chinese medicine, energetic life
coach and teacher of qi gong movement. She is the founder of Aiki Healing, a private
practice in Austin, Texas, and the publisher of "Health Prosperity" a publication
dedicated to empowering people to manifest optimum health and wellness.
.  Contact Kay today for
an individualized long distance consultation about how to integrate holistic methods
into your healing process.
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acknowledging that certain types of
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